Jeremiah 44:17-19 NIV

17 We will certainly do everything we said we would:1 We will burn incense2 to the Queen of Heaven3 and will pour out drink offerings to her just as we and our fathers, our kings and our officials4 did in the towns of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem.5 At that time we had plenty of food6 and were well off and suffered no harm.7

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      18 But ever since we stopped burning incense to the Queen of Heaven and pouring out drink offerings8 to her, we have had nothing and have been perishing by sword and famine.910"

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      19 The women added, "When we burned incense11 to the Queen of Heaven12 and poured out drink offerings to her, did not our husbands13 know that we were making cakes14 like her image15 and pouring out drink offerings to her?"

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